Termites love global warming, the pace of their wood munching gets significantly faster in hotter weather

Wood feeding termites (Microcerotermes spp) inside their nest. Credit: Johan Larson, author provided When we consider termites, we may think of the danger they can pose to our houses once they settle in and start eating wood. But in fact, only about 4% of termite species worldwide are considered pests that might, at some point, … Read more

Constipated scorpions, love at first sight inspire Ig Nobels

Master of Ceremonies Marc Abrahams poses with the 2022 Ig Nobel prize, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at his office in Cambridge, Mass. The prize was emailed in advance to the winners with instructions for self-assembly. The annual prize ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, was for the third year in a row a prerecorded affair … Read more

Exclusive: Director Emily Dean creates a trippy Moebius tribute to Netflix’s ‘Love, Death + Robots Vol. 3’

With its NSFW collection of science fiction dreams and nightmares, Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning animated anthology, Love, Death + Robots, is one of the most provocative offerings from the streaming giant. The latest volume of “Love, Death + Robots” recently kicked off its third, and possibly the best, season to date on May 20 with a … Read more

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is a love letter to the original

Warning: Spoilers for “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” season 1, episode 1 It’s been nearly two years to the day since the world learned that the next live-action, “Star Trek” spin-off would see Anson Mount returning as captain of the USS Enterprise and the patience of the show’s fan has finally been rewarded with the … Read more